May 16, 2016 04:59 AM EDT

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Anthony Kiedis Hospitalized, Shows Cancelled, Band's Career And Future Over?

By Jane Reed

Singing can probably take its toll but for Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis, it prompted two shows in California to be cancelled. Anthony Kiedis was hospitalized after suffering from intestinal flu complications.

Red Hot Chili Peppers was scheduled to perform at the KROQ Weenie Roast in Irvine as the headlining act. But in a sudden twist of events, the band's bassist Flea took the center stage to announce that the band's show had been canceled because Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Kiedies has been rushed to the hospital. The Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre audience were saddened by the news, according to E Online.

"Anthony is on his way to the hospital right now and we're unable to play this evening," Flea said, as seen in a fan's Instagram video. "We are devastated about it. We're really sad."

Worried about his friend's state and to ensure the crowd that all is well, he added: "We love you so much. We live to rock, we live to f--king dig deep into the depths of our hearts and rock. But unfortunately there's a medical thing that happened and he needed to deal with it."

The band's drummer Chad Smith went on Twitter to express his concerns over his fellow Red Hot Chili Peppers band member. "NO one's more disappointed than us that we couldn't perform tonight." he tweeted.

Aside from the Irvine gig, the show in Burbank, California for iHeart Radio was also cancelled. The band themselves are grateful for the well-wishers and prayers being sent Kiedis' way. It is not known how extensive his illness is and no one wants the band to stop playing.

Flea reassures everyone that they're coming back and Kiedis will pull through: ""We will play for you very soon, we will play for you like the feral animals that we are, and we're so sorry."

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